Microsoft Corp. will be providing the technology to count the votes of Iowa caucus-goers, according to a new report. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)'s campaign is raising concerns about the corporation's potential conflict of interest in tallying the votes.Read their full conspiracy theory here.
As The Hill reports:
Microsoft volunteered to provide the technology to help tally up the results of Iowa's caucus, free of charge… The contests in both parties are expected to go down to the wire… Pete D'Alessandro, who runs the Sanders operation in Iowa, last week questioned the tech giant's motivations… Other aides to Sanders noted that Microsoft employees have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Clinton campaign, according to MSNBC. "You'd have to ask yourself why they'd want to give something like that away for free," D'Alessandro said. The Sanders campaign's suggestion that Microsoft may have financial interests at stake in the outcome of the race is true for both parties.
As conservative columnist Michelle Malkin pointed out last month, "Microsoft, founded by leading H-1B/amnesty cheerleader Bill Gates, has been [Marco] Rubio's No. 2 corporate donor the past five years."
As Breitbart News has previously reported, according to Open Secrets, Microsoft is the second largest contributor to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)'s campaign committee since 2011, donating $33,100.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is a member of Mark Zuckerberg's immigration lobbying firm FWD.us and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is a co-chair of the immigration lobbying firm the Partnership for a New American Economy--along with Fox News's founder Rupert Murdoch.
Both immigration lobbying firms have endorsed and lobbied for Marco Rubio's 2015 immigration expansion bill--known as the Immigration Innovation Act, or I-Sqaured--which would have tripled the issuances of low-wage H-1B guest worker visas.